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    Best 1080p projector for my budget? (2-3K)

    Don't forget Epson Home Cinema 1080
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    looking for cheap 5.1 hdmi 1080i/p passthrough reciever

    Maybe you could supply exactly what you want to hook up to the reciver so then people could narrow down how many and what kind of inputs you need? For example: Xbox 360 HDMI out DVD player Compnent video coaxil audio That type of thing.
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    Need advice on bi-amping

    I have the identical speaker setup to you (except my Sub is a Pw2200) Based on my experience spending $ on a higher end pre/pro and bucks to buy multiple amps to biamp the front 2 (since the center and surrounds are not bi amp wired) is a waste of money. The Monitor speakers are decent HT...
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    Paradigm vs. Klipsch

    I'm not sure how big your room is so I won't comment too much on why 7.1 vs 5.1 BUT I will say that I think if you are going 7.1 that 4 ADP 370s is overkill. 2 ADps for the sides and 2 Mini Monitors for the rear should be more than enough. Those ADPs are expensive and for the very very...
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    Which component cables should I use for my Xbox & DVD player??

    I'm guessing but I would think that the Ar cables would not give you a WORSE picture. Would it be better? Maybe. Why not just try it. You've already got the cables. Its an easy swap. I am using the cables that came with the Xbox becuse I am too cheap to buy any others. If I had another...
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    New B&M Subs!

    Low-Frequency Extension* 11 Hz (DIN) YIKES won't that like rip a hole in the space time continum or somethings?
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    Speakers dat don't get no love ...

    I have to vote for Genelec . I had never even heard of them. I went to my local dealer to pick up some cables they made for me and as usual I asked. So what you got that's new and cool. Well thay had this bookshelf black speakers set up next to some huge 12K B&W 800 series rosewood...
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    Home Depot outdoor extention cord...

    I find that Home Depot extension cords give soaring uncoulored highs with a woody texture to the bass. Canadian Tire extension cords lend and trancedint openness to the midrange with adding an almost pinkish orange coloration to the midbass. :)
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    Axioms versus Paradigms

    Definitley DO NOT get the Axiom sub.
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    What kind of separates do you have?

    Rotel RSX 1055 Parasound HCA 1203A (140w x3 running fronts RSX internal amps running the 2 rears)
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    What kind of amp does everybody have?

    Parasound HCA 1203A 140 X 3 Rotel RSX 1055 runs rears 75 W X 5 or 98 W X 2.
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    possible to do a budget set of seperates?

    How about another alternative in a move towards separates. Use both and external amp and the receiever ampms! I make this suggestion because it works well for me. If the receiver channels can be reassigned even better. You could buy a good 2ch on 3ch amp and use a receiver as the pre...
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    Toshiba SD-5960 HDMI 1080i Output

    This Toshiba is widely considered to be generally (how can I be nice) not very good. I thought I heard it had been recalled (someone correct me). I'd take the thing back and buy and LG or Zeinith that does 1080 over component with no white crush issues.
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    Parasound 2205at too much power for B&W speakers?

    0db isn't reference level is it? DVE or Aviva use either 75 db or 85 db as reference. The number on the reciever dial really has no bearing on "reference" level. I need to turn my Rotel to 70 (out of 90) to get 85 DB reference level (at least that is what I remember). Start with all...
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    A 5 channel amp for about $ 1,000.

    They are not as plentiful but a nice 3Ch amp might be just what you are looking for. I see a few 3 chs on audiogon with as much as 200 WPC X3 for less than $1000. The center ch is very demanding in HT so personally I think it is important to give more power there. I run a 3 Ch and let my...
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    Bose Alternative

    If you could stretch the 4K speaker biudget up a bit (maybe take a little from the receiver/amp budget by getting a used amp?) you could probaly get 5 Thiel Powerpoints or Powerpain that would be practically invisible (even less so than the bOSE) AND from all accounts would sound amazing (does...
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    Rears to match Paradigm Monitor 7's

    I have Monitor 7 fronts also. I will give my 2 cents but first let me just mention that room size would possibly effect what I am about to suggest. If you want to go to 7.1 becuse you have a large room and find you need more speakers to fill it with surround plaease ingnore this. I...
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    Cheap 3 channel used amp

    Thanks I acutally read the same thing a little while ago. A trip to pricess Auto and 4 $ later the problem is fixed. A very slight HISS from one ch if you put your ear to the speaker all other are 100% dead quiet.
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    Cheap 3 channel used amp

    Just to update I tried isolating things and sure enough my cable is causing a ground loop buzz. I can quiet it a little with a cheater but am reluctant to do so. I will explore having the cable company do something first. Even with the loop eliminated (unplug cable there is a slight (very...
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    Paradigm with sub or Axiom without?

    In my opinion this is a bit of a killer. Unless this is one big azz entertainment enter its like taking all your speakers and putting them in a box. Especially the cneter which is often on top of the TV. My buddy's wife was like this but he managed to work a compromise. Small speakers mounted on...
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    Cheap 3 channel used amp

    I bought one of these form a guy in Ontario used a month or so ago. I use it for the fron 3 speakers in my HT setup with my Rotel 1055 running the rears. I can say that it has pleny of power. Seems very well built doesn't run too hot. Only thing I don't like is the noise floor is a little higher...
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    Newbie going with Axiom speakers, need speaker/receiver help

    I heard the M50s, M60s and M80s. I did not care for the M50s at all. I thought that the M60s were nearly as good as the m80s. Lacking a little of the bass extension but in a smaller room they might be just perfect. If you really want music right now why not use the $1500-$1700 left in your...
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    Newbie going with Axiom speakers, need speaker/receiver help

    It sounds like you are concentrating on music first and foremost. If the system sounds great for music it will probaly sound great for HT when you expand. Here would be my thoughts about M80 vs a 2.1 steup. A sub is critical for HT. An SVS would really add impact to home theatre. The M80s...
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    Going to Sears to buy a Cyberhome!

    It is a dwelling in which nerds reside. ;)
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    Speaker stands for Paradigm??

    I have my CC 370 on top of my 51 inch RPTV. I took a foam keyboard pad (the thing people put under their wrist to keep from getting caarpal tunnel) cut it into 3 rectangles and used it to til the center down. the foam is rubberized so it isolates vibration, it has kind of a blue non slip...
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    paradigm canadian prices

    I live in Canada and have bought several Paradigm products and I've NEVER gotten 25% off. I wouldn't count on getting 25%. You should be able to get 15% no prblem maybe more plus you get the tax back at the baorder and Canadian prices are = to the US price usually . SO Take the Can...
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    Made the plunge.....Paradigms all around

    I would agree. Since you are in canada paradigm subs are very good value. The new Pw 2100 2200 are very good or if you can find a previous version of the PW 2200 it might be a great used value. I have one and think it is very good.
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    Parasound 1205 Being Discontinued

    I recently bought a used 1203A (the discontinued 3 ch version of the 1205A). I'm using it to power my Paridigm Monitor 7 CC370 and Mini Montior setup with a Rotel RSX 1055 as a Pre Pro and driving the rears. I am very happy with it. the noise floor is alittle higher than some but I find it...
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    Athena Audition series or Paradigm Performance series

    I will second the recommendation for Atoms. Take the $s (not a lot but every bit helps) save between Atom and Titan and spend it on a sub. I had a set of Atoms for years as my rear speakers and used them as mains a little when moving and I think they are the best thing for cheap I have...
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    NAD T753 Owners Inside...

    I have not heard the 753 but I did look seriously at the 752. NAD is a very nice sounding receiver but I basically won't buy anything bthat has a fan. Even though the fans are almost not noticable to people fans having moving parts that fail. Fans get louder with age and I for one don't want...